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Constitution USA with Peter Sagal

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Built to Last Air date: 05-29-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365017818/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In this last episode, Sagal travels to Iceland, where after the country’s economic collapse, leaders decided to create a new constitution, looking to the U.S. Constitution for inspiration. This prompts Sagal to consider why our own founding document has lasted more than 225 years. /episodes/get/9330 /episode/9330 Constitution USA with Peter Sagal: Built to Last /episode-player/9330
Created Equal Air date: 05-22-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365014042/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The high ideals of the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” didn’t make it into the Constitution in 1787. It took three-quarters of a century, and a bloody civil war, before the Fourteenth Amendment of 1868 made equality a constitutional right and gave the federal government... /episodes/get/8783 /episode/8783 Constitution USA with Peter Sagal: Created Equal /episode-player/8783
It's a Free Country Air date: 05-15-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365010643/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Ask Americans what the Constitution’s most important feature is and most will say it’s the guarantees of liberty enshrined in the Bill of Rights. In this episode, Sagal explores the history of the Bill of Rights and addresses several stories — ripped from the headlines — involving freedom of speech... /episodes/get/8744 /episode/8744 Constitution USA with Peter Sagal: It's a Free Country /episode-player/8744
A More Perfect Union Air date: 05-08-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365006249/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Breathing new life into the traditional civics lesson, Peter Sagal (host of NPR’s “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me”) travels across the country on a Harley Davidson to find out where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn’t; how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us... /episodes/get/8699 /episode/8699 Constitution USA with Peter Sagal: A More Perfect Union /episode-player/8699
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